Prince Charles seems not to realize that he enormously weakens his case for tackling climate change by his own profligate and careless habitsPrince Charles criticized over private jet Apr 26, 2009
The message it is sending out is jet travel is fine for those who can afford it -- in this case, members of the royal family, thanks to the generosity of the public purseSource: Queen Elizabeth wants new plane Jun 29, 2008
It's just another example of the Duke of York spending taxpayer's money as if there were no tomorrowPrince Andrew's travels costing taxpayers Feb 03, 2008
I don't believe there are 272,000 people in this country who are subversive or potentially subversiveMI5 dossiers target 1 in 160, MP says Jul 09, 2006
It looks like MPs spent the year having a trial run of 24-hour drinkingWatercooler Stories Dec 24, 2005
Norman John Baker (born 26 July 1957) is a British Liberal Democrat politician who has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for Lewes in East Sussex since 1997. Since May 2010 he has been Parliamentary Under Secretary for the Department for Transport.
Born in Aberdeen, Baker's family moved to Hornchurch in East London in 1968. He was educated at the Royal Liberty School in Gidea Park, near Romford, and at Royal Holloway College, University of London, where he earned a BA degree in German & History in 1978.
Baker was a regional director for Our Price Records for five years from 1978. He worked at Malling Street Service Station from 1983 to 1985. He taught English as a foreign language from 1985-97, with a spell as a Liberal Democrat environment researcher in the House of Commons in 1989–90. In 1987, he was elected as a councillor on the Lewes District Council, and two years later was also elected to the local county council of East Sussex. He became the Leader of Lewes District Council in 1991, a position he held until his election as an MP.